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Observed: 8th December 2011 By: geoffEinongeoffEinon’s reputation in BirdsgeoffEinon’s reputation in BirdsgeoffEinon’s reputation in Birds
Sparrowhawk  (Accipiter nisus)
Sparrowhawk  (Accipiter nisus)

Our neighbourhood sparrowhawk has taken to perching just below our feeders in the hope of catching an unsuspecting meal. So far no luck - it is more successful when it swoops in and surprises birds that are feeding.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk (Accipter nisus) interacts


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Adult male Eurasian

Adult male Eurasian Sparrowhawks have bluish grey upperparts and orange-barred underparts; females and juveniles are brown above with brown barring below. The female is up to 25% larger than the male